'''Keith Randolph Symon''' was an American physicist working in the fields of accelerator physics
and plasma physics
. Born March 25, 1920, he died December 16, 2013. Symon graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
, from Harvard University|Harvard
in 1942 with a BA in Philosophy and Mathematics. In 1948 he was awarded a PhD in Physics. He taught physics at Wayne State University
in Detroit until 1955. Symon was professor of physics at the University of Wisconsin
until his retirement in 1992 when he became emeritus professor. From 1956 to 1967 he was on the staff of the Midwestern Universities Research Association (MURA), a collaboration of Big Ten universities, the University of Chicago
and Notre Dame. In 1982 and 1983 he was acting director of the Madison Academic Computing Center and from 1983 to 1985, acting director of the UW-Madison Synchrotron Radiation Center. His textbook, "Mechanics", has been a staple in physics classes since...